Here are some wings that i made:
And here's how
4 Wire coat hangers
3 or more pairs of tights
Electrical tape and/or gaffa tape/duct tape
Spray paints (i used car spray)
Ok, get ur 4 metal clothes hangers . Mine were metal, covered with a white plastic coating.
U then need to pull the bottom of them all (fig 2) downwards, away from the hook part.
This will give you a diamond shape.
(please excuse the piss-poor drawing of a hanger!
Once you have the diamond, have a play around with the other shapes that you can make. Once you decide upon 2 shapes (one for the bottom 2 wings, one for the top 2 wings) try to get the shapes to match up on the opposite sides so when the wings are assembled, you have 2 wings at the top that look alike, but mirrorred, and the same with the bottom 2.
Ok, um....grab some old tights or stockings. Any colour, texture etc. Mine started off as skin coloured plain 15 denier ones. You then basically just cut these into sections of all different widths that are like tubes, and slide them onto the frames. I secured them by snipping little flaps in the tights, and by tying them into the frame, and onto other layers of tights. make holes with scissors, and tie layers onto layers. This will secure each layer to another, and to the frame (hope this is making sense!
(If you want to, you can also use strips of the tights in different sizes, stretch them round and tie them on.)
I then made ladders in the material, and burnt holes into them with a lighter (please be careful cause if the material falls on you after it's burnt, it hurts cause it's kinda melted plastic'ish!)
This is kinda a bit of luck and a bit of a bodge-job!
Get some wire-cutters. Snip off the hooks, (See PICTURE 1, fig 1) leaving a neck of about 3-4cms, then lay your 4 wings on the floor or a large surface, so they look like they will do when they're assembled.
Overlap the 4 wire 'necks' that had the hooks on, and thn it's a matter of using your electrical tape/gaffa ect to bind all the parts together. Make sure there are no sharp parts poking out, cover this whole section really well.
You now have wings!!!
I then added more layers of material, tying them over and around the central part, and covering the electrical tape entirely.
I made hoops out of tights too, so the wings can be worn.
All this was done with knots. I didnt use any glue.
Spray away! You can add glitter glue, jewels, whatever you like
Make them all pretty, and......LET ME SEE!!!!!
Post all ur pics
Hope this helped and wasn't to drawn out and boring!